ForkLift
ForkLift
3.3.7

4.5

ForkLift free download for Mac

ForkLift

3.3.7
28 October 2019

Powerful file manager: FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, S3, and more.

Overview

ForkLift is a powerful file manager and ferociously fast FTP client clothed in a clean and versatile UI that offers the combination of absolute simplicity and raw power expected from a well-executed Mac software.

ForkLift will connect to any remote server SFTP, FTP, WebDAV, Amazon S3, Backblaze B2, Google Drive, Rackspace CloudFiles, SMB, AFP and NFS shares on your local network,- pretty much anything you can plug into or hook up to a Mac. ForkLift also carries a complete toolbox for managing your files, including Folder Synchronization, Multi-Rename, Archive handling, Application deleter, editing files over remote connections and many more. All these power features are packaged into a Finder-like, dual-pane interface that delivers superior workflow while remaining absolutely familiar to use, along with Quick Look, Spotlight search and all.

Features
  • Completely rewritten entirely in Swift
  • ForkLift Mini
  • Two-way Sync
  • Preview
  • Quick Open
  • Multi Rename
  • Dark Mode
  • Dual Pane split vertically or horizontally
  • Favorite Sync via Dropbox
  • Dropbox Support
  • Transfer bandwidth throttling
  • Tags Support
  • Disklet
  • Sync Browsing
  • Tabs
  • Search by name, extention, kind, tags, or content
  • Quick Select
  • App Deleter
  • Remote Editing
  • Archive Management
  • Keyboard Control
  • Workspaces
  • FXP Copy
  • Tools
  • Git Support
  • Open in Terminal, iTerm, or Hyper
  • Hidden Files
  • Share
  • Possible to set as default file viewer
  • File Compare with FileMerge, Kaleidoscope, Beyond Compare, and Araxis Merge support
  • Multilingual: English, German, Hungarian, Polish, Russian, and Ukrainian

What's new in ForkLift

Version 3.3.7:
  • Fixes a freeze and crash issue introduced in version 3.3.5

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Maclover1-1
05 September 2019

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As a very faithful used of Transmit (which has lately given me problems) , I've completely moved to ForkLift for my server needs. AND I've made the switch form PathFinder as well, I always thought it a bit weird to use an ftp client as a Finder replacement.. but it's great having just "one app to do it all". This terminal command: defaults write -g NSFileViewer -string com.binarynights.ForkLift-3 ("antidote" is: defaults delete -g NSFileViewer) works to turn ForkLift into the default viewer, meaning Finder can be quit (just as I could with PathFinder). I just wish we could have colored icons as an option in the Sidebar and shortcut to focus between panels.
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Version 3.3.4
ghi789
03 January 2020
This is specifically for Forklift 3 - I used earlier versions of Forklift for years but I really think Forklift 3 kinda sucks in comparison. Sure they added new features, but I really don't find myself using any of them, however where the new version falls down is on basic file copying which seems slower than in previous versions. This is particularly noticeable when moving a file between two machines that are other than your Mac, for example when you connect to two servers via SFTP and move a large file from one to the other. In earlier versions of Forklift it simply copied the file, and as soon as the file started copying you could see the partial file on the destination server if you were in a ssh session. In the new Forklift, for some reason it seems to copy the complete file to the system you are running Forklift on, and only after it has received a full copy does it begin to copy it to the destination machine. If you are watching the progress bar you will see it make two passes rather than one for each file copied, and if you are ssh'ed into the machine you won't even see the destination file appear until Forklift is on its second pass. So it takes as much as twice as long (depending on the speed of the connections) as in the earlier versions! Also I knocked off one additional star for design and usability - first of all they removed the window at the top where you could always see the progress of a file transfer at a glance; now you have to click a button to see it. And also they changed to a fugly icon that's probably great on a phone or tablet but looks very out of place on a desktop system. I thought I'd get over those things in time but I really haven't. Even so I could forgive those things, but when one of the main reasons people use something like Forklift is to copy files, causing it to copy files slower makes no sense at all.
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Version 3.3.7
Aargl
17 November 2019
A few years ago, I got severely "burnt" after my first trial of Forklift, when it totally deleted my local folder and I had to spend days to recover most of what was lost... By that time it was defaulting from right to left when nearly every other competitor (including Transmit, where I came from) did the other way. Luckily they changed it sometime since then and my new trial is a lot more positive — though I'm still careful. ;-) I'm actually fed up about all the connection issues in Transmit, so my first impression of Forklift is quite a sense of relief: it gives a feeling of fluidity, the servers connect in a blink — actually, it looks like the FTP connection I use is immediately available when I launch Forklift! I still have occasional connection issues but I guess it's more of the server's fault and it's far better than with Transmit, anyway. Only disappointment, though, is that the sync feature won't keep the settings you've last used, so every time, you have to set them up again. One great improvement would be to have user programmable presets of how you sync (left>right or right>left, by date or by size, hidden files on or off, etc.)
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Version 3.3.7
1 answer(s)
Binarynights
Binarynights
22 November 2019
In ForkLift there is no default location of the remote and local directories. It is already on our to-do list to allow locking remote connections to the right. ForkLift always opens the connections/favorites in the active pane. Please make sure that the desired pane is active, before opening a remote server. If you have opened a remote server accidentally on the wrong side, you can swap the two panes with each other at any time by selecting View > Swap Panes from the menu. The Sync window behaves the same way, ForkLift tries to sync from the active pane into the inactive pane. ForkLift should remember the other settings though. We will consider creating programmable presets in the future.
Like (2)
Version 3.3.7
Johnnyr
17 November 2019
As a long time user of Yummy FTP Pro, which stopped developing due to tragic circumstances of the developer I gave Forklift a try and I love it. The only gripe is that when using the "Open in Forklift" option in the menu, the only thing that happens is that it opens Forklift and nothing more. I would love if it would open Forklift and then automatically connect to the chosen server. But none of my servers opens and connects when using the menu options.
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Version 3.3.7
1 answer(s)
Binarynights
Binarynights
22 November 2019
The Open in ForkLift command in ForkLift Mini should do exactly that. We have recently noticed that this command doesn't work as expected, and have already fixed this issue. Open in ForkLift should work again in the next version.
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Version 3.3.7
cinam
22 October 2019
Использую его для работы с дисковыми подключениями NFS, FTP и другие - прекрасно справляется! Адекватные разработчики, которые реагируют на проблемы в работе. И самое приятное, что при обращении к ним получил скидку на покупку. Респект! Советую для повседневного использования.
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Version 3.3.5
Maclover1-1
05 September 2019
As a very faithful used of Transmit (which has lately given me problems) , I've completely moved to ForkLift for my server needs. AND I've made the switch form PathFinder as well, I always thought it a bit weird to use an ftp client as a Finder replacement.. but it's great having just "one app to do it all". This terminal command: defaults write -g NSFileViewer -string com.binarynights.ForkLift-3 ("antidote" is: defaults delete -g NSFileViewer) works to turn ForkLift into the default viewer, meaning Finder can be quit (just as I could with PathFinder). I just wish we could have colored icons as an option in the Sidebar and shortcut to focus between panels.
Like (3)
Version 3.3.4
Mlbkxbx
08 June 2019
I'm very sorry to report that Forklift just made ~100 gigs of data disappear on one of my HDs. I was doing a "move" operation on a disk (source and new destination was on the same disk) with just about no disk space left. It didn't succeed with the error message that "there is no space left to copy" the items ( wasn't even doing a copy operation), and boom just like that the source folders were gone. So just be careful.
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Version 3.3.3
2 answer(s)
Mlbkxbx
Mlbkxbx
08 June 2019
I wanna follow up with that a repair on that disk restored the files tho.
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Binarynights
Binarynights
11 June 2019
We are really sorry that this happened to you. Nobody has reported a problem like this before. Could you please contact us at support [at] binarynights [dot] com so that we can investigate this issue?
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Harry Flashman
03 April 2019
There is a lot to like about Forklift and it's a capable app, but for the life of me I do not understand why it doesn't allow you to label files and folders on a server with colours, so they are easily identified to avoid deletion by mistake.

When working on a website with a lot of content, including folders for images, fonts, videos and other assets that shouldn't be touched, it is so much more fiddly using Forklift than Yummy. Fixing that would be a big step forward.
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Version 3.3.3
le-3
01 February 2019
A really great software, which is not only versatile, but also very practical. I especially want to praise the support. I had a problem editing files on the server. The problem was then quickly fixed with an update. The guys and girls are awesome and I am very happy about this software. I earn my bread mainly with webdesign and it has become one of my most important tools. Thanks Forklift.
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Version 3.3
1 answer(s)
TomLoredo
TomLoredo
08 May 2019
I've had some Forklift issues, and sent a few emails to support over about a month. Not a single response (and yes, I checked my spam folder). So count me as a customer very disappointed in their support. For now I'll hold off on a low review, since I see here multiple reports of quick replies.
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Detlevski
15 January 2019
Very good SFTP client, fast and reliable. Although I have a Transmit license as well I find myself using ForkLift more and more. I have some servers where Transmit is "Preparing" and "Listing" whereas Forklift connects directly and transfers immediately. I have contacted Bogdan(the developer) twice and have always received a quick and helpfull reply.
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Version 3.3
Andreas B.
24 December 2018
Forklift ist eine exzellente Software. Ich verwende sie täglich und bin sehr zufrieden. Der Dateimanager ist extrem mächtig und sehr gut anpassbar (z.B. Tastenkürzel) und dennoch einfach zu bedienen. Forklift ist Dimensionen angenehmer zu verwenden als der Finder. Was aber schätze ich ganz besonders? Die Art und Weise wie Forklift kontinuierlich und sorgfältig weiterentwickelt wird. Ich habe mehrere Male schon den Entwicklern einen konstruktiven und konkreten Vorschlag unterbreitet. Sie gingen jedesmal engagiert und klar darauf ein. Ein solcher Umgang mit Feedback ist ein Freude. Auch dafür mein herzlicher Dank an die Entwickler. Ich kann Forklift in jeder Hinsicht empfehlen. Es gibt nur sehr wenige andere Werkzeug, die ich in dieser umfassende Weise loben kann.
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Version 3.2.9